Praise for “Murder” team

Today, as I write this message, still relishing the committed efforts of our cast and production team of “Murder in the Cathedral” after our opening night, I’m reminded of a passage from David Mamet’s (an American playwright/director/teacher)book, “True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor,” which articulates the sentiment that has resonated with me ‘lo these past 4+ months rehearsing with the fine members of ACT:

“Cultivate the habit of mutuality.  Create with your peers, and you are building a true theatre.  When you desire and strive to rise from the ranks rather than with the ranks, you are creating divisiveness and loneliness in yourself, in the theatre, and in the world.  All things come in their time.”

Indeed, the ideal to which Mamet refers here is, I’ve discovered, an inherent quality of each of you and, as such, you commit yourselves to strengthening our global community ~ no small feat, for certain.

Thanks to all and I hope to have the opportunity to share future stages with you.  Cheers, everyone.

Rick Sparkes
   

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 08/27 at 01:53 PM
  1. Well spake Rick! Here’s to many future stages!!!!—Gerry

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 08/27 at 04:31 PM
  2. I’m writing to thank all of you involved in Murder in the Cathedral for making me feel welcome. It was my first volunteer experience with ACT as a publicity assistant / stage hand and I look forward to helping ACT in any way I can for Jesus Christ Superstar. I’m sorry to have missed the wrap party for Murder—it’s tiring after six days to travel daily from Charlottetown to Indian River and back. It’s a “good tired,” though, and I’m happy to have been a part of Murder’s success.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 08/30 at 10:10 AM
  3. Thank you Stacy, for being part of our production of Murder in the Cathedral. Without the folks off-stage, there would be no show on-stage. Our crews (fore and aft), costume folks, builders, painters, front of house, publicity / PRODUCTION TEAMS (especially producers) are worth their weight in gold and can never be thanked enough. The team for Murder in the Cathedral shares that distinction!! Thank you as a member of the cast and as a member of ACT. - Gerry

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 08/30 at 10:21 AM
  4. thank-you so much, everyone, for enabling my wonderful experience as your stage manager (warts and all). I was stunned by the gift on Saturday night (well, I kinda anticipated the card but that’s it).

    This has been such a learning experience . . . and it was a treat to work with such a diverse and talented and fascinating group of people. Thank-you for everything.

    - Erin M. Fagan

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 08/31 at 11:06 AM
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